A 55-year-old woman died after she was hurled out of a van that careered off a bridge in the Monforte del Cid area.
The Alicante Provincial fire service said the accident may have been caused by a tyre blow out.
The incident occurred shortly after 4.00 pm last Saturday(June 26) on the Valencia-bound carriageway of the A-7.
Five other people were lucky to be alive after the van smashed through the bridge fence and landed below the structure.
Firefighters rescued a 20-year-old woman who was trapped inside the vehicle with a broken hip.
She was taken to Elche General Hospital.